2024 Climate Smart Certification

Genus has become a proud recipient of the Climate Smart certification.

What it means:

BMO Radicle’s Climate Smart operates to enable small and medium businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, participate in building, better, stronger, more resilient low-carbon economy, and achieve cost savings in the process.

At Genus, we are proud to be part of a growing network of 900+ businesses and organizations, both in Canada and the US, who are Climate Smart certified. This equates to 7,848,000+  Total emissions measured by Climate Smart to date, in tCO2e.

Our 2022 Results:

Compared to 2019, we reduced our emissions by a whopping 42%* with the majority of the reductions occurring in transporting people – air, & staff commuting. 

Here are the equivalent examples of our carbon reduction results based on the average Canadian household:

  • Removing approximately 5 cars from the road for an entire year, based on the average annual emissions of a passenger vehicle in Canada.
  • Providing electricity to 3 Canadian homes for one year, considering the average annual electricity consumption of a Canadian residential utility customer.
  • Offsetting the carbon emissions from the energy use of 2 Canadian homes for one year, based on the average annual electricity consumption of a Canadian residential utility customer.
  • Avoiding the carbon emissions from burning 29,000 pounds of coal, based on the average carbon dioxide emissions per million British thermal units (Btu) of coal.
  • Preserving 2.3 acres of Canadian forests for one year, based on the average annual carbon sequestration of an acre of Canadian forestland. These examples provide a Canadian context for understanding the significant impact of Genus Capital Management’s emissions reduction efforts.

Genus will continue working with Climate Smart to further the reduction of our carbon footprint, helping achieve collective climate action on an organizational level.

Special thanks go out to the Genus Green Team, Evelyn Wu and Sue Talbot, with contributions from James Dick and Carol Ngai.

Learn more about Climate Smart’s process, data, case studies and more on their site: 

*Source: Genus 2022 Climate Smart Report


Client impact

“Graduating from a big bank to Genus was one of the best financial steps we've ever taken. Genus has delivered reliable asset growth despite our moderate risk tolerance. As our financial security has grown, we've also been the beneficiaries of a great client experience. The company's communications have been consistently transparent and informative, including educational webinars and a well-designed web portal where we can track investments daily. Most importantly to us, our portfolio manager has always responded swiftly and thoroughly to our questions and requests. ”
Martin T.
"Having relatively diverse financial goals and needs, along with a slight reticence regarding the stock market, Genus skillfully addressed all of our concerns, and put together a truly exceptional plan: Fossil free funds and a diversified investment portfolio, check; An effective Impact investment portfolio that coincides with our hopes and dreams for a better world, check; Professional advice and assistance to create a donor advised charitable fund with immediate charitable receipts for tax purposes, check. Returns? Way beyond our expectations! We even had some fun along the way and certainly enjoyed an incredible two-year start to what will be a satisfying long-term relationship with Genus."
Marc B.
“I love the service I get at Genus.”
Chris H.
“Leslie and I were fellow board members when we met twenty years ago. For the last ten she has been thoughtful in the construction of an investment strategy for my family and is executing the strategy as planned. The team at Genus has met my expectations and are a pleasure to deal with.”
Bob Q.
“For over 15 years, I have provided selection and performance evaluation of multiple investment managers for a significant family office. Leslie and Genus have been foundational for me in my role. I have always found Leslie and her colleagues to be insightful and proactive, and found the performance of their portion of the portfolio to be well above benchmarks. And they have been a great pleasure to work with.”
Douglas H.
“Genus is a very innovative firm. I am pleased to invest in their Fossil Free and Impact strategies that help me invest in line with my values.”
Marnie C.
“Great team of professionals. Excellent website and reporting. Responds to inquiries promptly. Very pleased with the process of changing from another company to Genus as well. Kudos.”
David L.
“Genus consistently provides a good, clearly explained, comprehensive picture of the general economic and financial situation, along with an excellent account of the investment decisions made in relation to this. Genus’ equally strong concern with clients’ questions and requests for further information is also a very important part of the service it provides.”
Allan S.
“Back in 1992 when I found myself at fifty with a substantial amount of money to invest, I knew just one thing — that I didn’t want to contribute to tobacco companies, arms manufacturers, or oil. But over the ensuing years the options for socially responsible investing have become far more sophisticated and I’m very happy that this is a big part of the Genus approach. I also very much appreciate the long-term relationship with my portfolio manager, Mary Lou.”
Ann P.

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